M. S. KayeM.S. Kaye resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband Corey.  She was born and raised in Youngstown, OH.  She attended Kent State University and then Youngstown State University, where she studied architecture and art education respectively.

Melissa has been training in the martial arts through the American Taekwondo Association since 1994, and has earned the rank of 4th degree black belt, as well as the title certified instructor.  She was triple crown state champion (forms, sparring, and weapons) for Ohio in 2002. She also rides a motorcycle.  (I hope to bring some of that kick-butt attitude into my writing!)


1st place Crème de la Cover contest 2016 through InD’tale

2013 RONE Awards Nominee

2nd place in the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Awards

3rd place in the 2011 Royal Palm Literary Awards

2nd place in the 2010 Royal Palm Literary Awards

Literary publications:

Signs” and “Kung Fu Bob” in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and “Signs” and “St. Augustine Library” in CC and D Magazine.



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